Rumor: Next Fallout game set in Massachusetts

Alleged casting documents sent to Kotaku suggest the next Fallout game will take place in Boston.


It's widely accepted that Bethesda is working on a Fallout something or another. It's likely the company is working on "Fallout 4," and it appears the game will be set in Boston.

Alleged casting documents sent to Kotaku suggest the next Fallout game will take place in Boston. However, the site points out that "Fallout" is never mentioned in these documents. Instead, they are for a project codenamed "Institute."

"War. War never changes," the script for the casting call begins. This is the class introduction used in every previous mainline Fallout game. However, as evidenced by the casting call, it appears Ron Perlman will not be reprising his narrating role for this new title.

Other documents received by Kotaku detail a mission set in the Institute--Fallout's take on MIT. There are other Fallout locations that have been mentioned in previous games, like the Commonwealth.

When contacted regarding this rumor, Bethesda told us this: "Thanks for reaching out. In regards to the Kotaku article, we don’t comment on rumor and speculation."

Andrew Yoon was previously a games journalist creating content at Shacknews.

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    December 11, 2013 3:30 PM

    Andrew Yoon posted a new article, Rumor: Next Fallout game set in Massachusetts.

    Alleged casting documents sent to Kotaku suggest the next Fallout game will take place in Boston.

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      December 11, 2013 3:39 PM

      There's plenty of mutants already on the orange line, better bring extra ammo.

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      December 11, 2013 4:17 PM


      Town mayor - collect Masshole pelts
      Ghoul supervisor - oh mah ghad
      Shopkeeper - make a wicked pissah shotty
      Brotherhood acolyte - ahh yah haaadah, haaaadah

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        December 11, 2013 4:20 PM


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          December 11, 2013 9:22 PM

          They should definitely cast Cindy Robinson; I know she could pull off a good Boston accent (as long as she knows the difference between Boston and Bronx).

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      December 11, 2013 7:50 PM

      I see no reason why the game should be set in Boston, i can't think of any at all.

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        December 11, 2013 8:33 PM

        They're going the comedic route?

        Quick: name something good that came out of Boston.

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        December 11, 2013 8:43 PM

        The commonwealth and institute get referenced a bit in Fallout 3. It's probably going to center around MIT.

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        December 12, 2013 6:31 AM

        The big dig is a good one. It's a massive underground interstate that runs through the middle of the city. seems like a great bomb shelter or mutant den.

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          December 12, 2013 6:42 AM

          that might not be in the fallout universe though since that happened well after 1950.

          If they do set it in boston I'd be very disappointed if Fenway park isn't a vault or a super mutant hideout

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      December 11, 2013 8:40 PM

      Eager for some real news on this game, seems like this has been hinted at for a while

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      December 11, 2013 9:09 PM

      If true, I hope NPCs refer to distances in smoots when giving directions.

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        December 11, 2013 9:18 PM

        Hahahaha; I don't know how many Shackers will get this...

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          December 12, 2013 6:39 AM

          Ok, this part is awesome:

          Oliver Smoot graduated from MIT with the class of 1962, became a lawyer, and later became chairman of the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) and president of the International Organization for Standardization (ISO).

          A man used as a nonstandard unit of measurement becomes the head of not one but two different standards bodies.

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